Geobear has successfully completed works to fill the void beneath one of the sets of steps leading up to the rampart at the Monk Bar gatehouse entrance to the City of York Walls.
The firm was awarded the contract by York City Council to fill a void beneath the steps to stabilise and support them. Their solution, a lightweight bulk void filling resin, was passed by the Historic Buildings Council to ensure they would have no deleterious effect on the steps or wall.
The city or ‘bar’ walls of York are the most complete example of medieval city walls still standing in England. The remains of earlier walls date back to the Romans, and construction and age-related voiding beneath the steps had affected their stability with the potential for collapse.
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Geobear managing director Richard Holmes said: “Speed of installation, minimum of disruption were extremely important aspects of this project, but also the ability to deliver a solution that would permanently stabilise and support the steps for many years to come without impacting on the appearance of the steps or wall to which they ascended.”